Assumption Quotes

Quotes tagged as "assumption" (showing 1-30 of 56)
Steve Maraboli
“How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Criss Jami
“In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Miguel Ruiz
“In any kind of relationship we can make the assumption that others know what we think, and we don’t have to say what we want. They are going to do what we want because they know us so well. If they don’t do what we want, what we assume they should do, we feel hurt and think, “How could you do that? You should know.” Again, we make the assumption that the other person knows what we want. A whole drama is created because we make this assumption and then put more assumptions on
top of it.”
Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Criss Jami
“Quiet people always know more than they seem. Although very normal, their inner world is by default fronted mysterious and therefore assumed weird. Never underestimate the social awareness and sense of reality in a quiet person; they are some of the most observant, absorbent persons of all.”
Criss Jami, Healology

William Safire
“Never assume the obvious is true.”
William Safire

Toba Beta
“Your desire to advise other people,
grows in line with your perception...
that assumes you're wiser than them.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Amit Ray
“Spirituality is not adopting more beliefs and assumptions but uncovering the best in you.”
Amit Ray, Beautify your Breath - Beautify your Life

Toba Beta
“When you make any assumption,
you are preparing room for error.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Stieg Larsson
“Salander was an information junkie with a delinquent child's take on morals and ethics.”
Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Emily Brontë
“It's wrong to anticipate evil.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Alex Morritt
“Casting a curious gaze down on planet Earth, extra-terrestrial beings could well be forgiven for assuming that we humans are programmed in every move we make, by a palm-sized, oblong, slab of glass. More perplexing than that, who on earth could convince them otherwise ?”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

Criss Jami
“Assuming what people want is about as controlled as using fireworks to start a fire.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Assuming that all ‘unschooled’ people to lack education is akin to assuming that a salary is the only means to make money, or, that a vagina or a penis is the only source of an orgasm.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To be ignorant of the sacrifices of others that yielded the blessings I enjoy leaves me exchanging the reality of 'blessing' for the assumption of 'entitlement.' And once that happens, I will forfeit the reality of the former which will destroy the assumption of the latter. And in what terribly dark place will that now leave me?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Sharon Weil
“The practice of deep listening is the practice of open inquiry, without assumption or judgement.”
Sharon Weil, ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change

Jason Medina
“First of all, moron. You don’t know me. So, don’t act like you do.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

“In 2004, the FDA urged drug companies to adopt a 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy with respect to their clinical-trial data showing that antidepressants are not better than placebos for depressed children. If the data were made public, they cautioned, it might lead doctors to not prescribe antidepressants. The FDA believed that the jury was still out on antidepressants for children. Even if the clinical trials show negative results, an FDA spokesperson was reported to have said to a Washington Post reporter, it doesn't mean that the drugs are ineffective. The assumption seems to have been that doctors should prescribe medications that have not been shown to work, until it has been proven that they don't work.”
Irving Kirsch, The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth

Grace Draven
“I’ve always been under the assumption that death is a one-time, encompassing event.”

“Why would you ever think that?”
Grace Draven, Eidolon

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“It may be a fact that the sky seems blue to you. Even so, that does not mean that the sky is blue.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

“Be careful of what you assume, what you assume will become what you consume”
Constance Friday

Stephen Grosz
“A lot of people, especially psychoanalysts, assume that happiness can only be found in a couple - but not all of us are made for a relationship.”
Stephen Grosz, The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

“I left the room before I could figure out exactly what bothered me about his response. Was it the way it seemed to assume a future for the two of us? A future in which I would continue to be unable to leave this house? Was it the presumption that I was making a cake for him when, really, I had no idea why I was making a cake at all?”
Alexandra Kleeman, Intimations: Stories

Eric Jerome Dickey
“Some crazy man came up to me and started screaming at me about how he hated Allah, and before I could tell him that my family was part of the Catholic Church in India, he knifed me.”
Eric Jerome Dickey, Finding Gideon

C.J. Tudor
“We assume things because it’s easier, lazier. It stops us thinking too hard…usually about stuff that makes us feel uncomfortable. But not thinking can lead to misunderstandings and in some cases, tragedies.”
C.J. Tudor, The Chalk Man

C.J. Tudor
“Assuming can trip us up in other ways too. It can stop us seeing people for who they really are and make us lose sight of the people we know.”
C.J. Tudor, The Chalk Man

“Assumption is the biggest human consumption.”
Tasneem Hameed

“Stop being silly. You know what I mean.” No, she really didn’t, and she hated when people made that assumption. If she had known, why would she bother asking?”
Claire Kann, Let's Talk About Love

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We have presumed based not on our own but on others’ deaths that we are mortal.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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